Fitness as an Investment: A Life Style Change Over Fads

Usually, when starting or restarting your fitness routine/journey, individuals will OVER-estimate what they want to achieve in 3-4 months and UNDER-estimate what they can achieve in a year. It is no fault to you; unfortunately, what gets marketed more are these six-week, three-month, eight-week challenges where individuals make drastic changes in their bodies with regards to appearance and strength. The … Read More

Exploring the Athlete Development Program

Yard Athlete Development is an elite training program catering to high-level athletes from various sporting backgrounds and experience levels. Specializing in strength training, power development, mobility, & energy system training, our coaching staff have over 30 years of combined experience working with amateur, professional, and international athletes. Our coaching staff consisting of, Ilan Cumberbirch, Sam Shaw, and Nick Tataryn, have … Read More

20 QUESTIONS WITH COACH NICK

Nick Tataryn

Our team has grown significantly over the past year and we are stoked to have Nick as one of our newest coaches. What better way to get to know him than a classic Yard 20 questions blog post! Let’s get to know our newest coach better! 1) Hometown? East Selkirk, Manitoba   2) How did you first hear about Yard? … Read More

20 QUESTIONS WITH CAITLIN

We are back with a new ’20 questions” blog post. This time we are getting to know our athlete Caitlin a little bit better. Read to find out what her favourite exercises at Yard are, 2021 goals and more.   1) Hometown? Montreal   2) Favorite thing about Yard Athletics? There are too many things!! Incredible trainers, epic workouts, the … Read More

The Yard Guide To Cooking & Eating Better

by Henry Gould – March 24th, 2021 It’s been over 12 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in that time we’ve gone through several phases of lockdown, reopening, and depending where you live, locking down again. Most restaurants were either closed or only doing takeout for an extended period of time, meaning many people resorted to home … Read More

HOW TO: Bench Press / Barbell Squat / Deadlift

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by Yard Athletics – March 10, 2021 Recently you might have seen on Instagram that Yard has put together a number of tutorial videos to walk you through the basics of bench press, barbell squats and deadlifts. These 3 exercises form the core of any strength and conditioning program, and are essential to any sort of weight training program you … Read More

Introducing Melis Papila! NEW Yard Athletics Coach

by Yard Athletics – Feb 18th, 2021 Big news! Yard Athletics has just picked up a new first round draft pick 😉 … Please give a warm welcome to our newest personal training specialist, Melis Papila! Melis is now available to book for 1:1 and 2:1 personal training sessions at Yard on the following days and times. For all availability … Read More

What Tom Brady Eats Every Day

by Henry Gould – Feb 11th, 2021 You might have heard; Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just won Super Bowl LV. For Brady this was his 7th Super Bowl ring from 10 total visits to the big game. That’s a lot! More impressive is the fact that Brady did this at the ripe old age of 43, making … Read More

Balancing “Push-Pull” In Your Workouts

12 Week Athlete Development Program

by Henry Gould – Jan 27th, 2021 “It’s all about the push-pull, eh Hank? All about the push-pull…” A few months ago as I got started a workout in the Yard, Shawzo’s words of advice came ringing through the gym. I can’t recall what prompted it – maybe me asking him for advice on an exercise? – but it’s since … Read More

New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

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by Henry Gould – Jan 8th, 2021 Happy New Year! It’s a cliche’ as old as time: “New year, new me”. Rarely do the goals we set forth on Jan 1st last longer than a few weeks; soon the old habits creep back in and we find ourselves with a glass of Chardonnay on a Tuesday when we said it … Read More